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Tip Top Sep 23
Pickel Barrel Oct 7
Fall Fling Oct 14–15
Blue Toad Tour Oct 22
Turkeys in the Frunk Nov 18



Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education (DE) events at the Virginia International Raceway and other tracks. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several other social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

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Terry Vassalos of Tip Top Restaurant
Tip Top Breakfast Meetings, 2017:

SRPCA members are cordially invited to attend breakfast get-togethers at the Tip Top Restaurant at 1420 Richmond Road (map) in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, not far from Flow Porsche of Charlottesville. The owner is Terry Vassalos, an SRPCA member. These will be casual affairs where members can socialize, eat breakfast, and talk Porsches. The time is 9:00 AM, and the remaining date is Saturday, September 23.

Breakfast at The Pickel Barrel:

SRPCA members are cordially invited to attend breakfast get-togethers at The Pickel Barrel, a restaurant at 12912 Plaza Drive (map) in Centerville, Goochland County, not far west of Richmond. (The Pickel Barrel's former names were Manikin Grille and Rumble Seat, and we have met there before). The time is 9:00 AM and the remaining date this year is Saturday, October 7.

Fall Fling:

You're invited to Shenandoah Region PCA's Fall Fling on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, featuring an Open House to celebrate the opening of the Madison Automotive Apprentices (MAAP) non-profit, a "show 'n shine" concours, and several tours of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Saturday evening will combine a catered meal, silent auction to benefit the non-profit, and a program held at the MAAP workshop in Harrisonburg.

Click here for detailed information about the October Fall Fling and here for a printable copy of the event schedule. Click here to register on-line via no later than October 9.

Blue Toad Hard Cider
Blue Toad Tour:

Sunday, October 22. Save the date for a back road tour and special event at Blue Toad Hard Cider located on the Rockfish River at High View Farm in Nelson county, hosted by owner and Club member Greg Shaffer. Club members are cordially invited to participate in his popular Fall gathering, which includes friends and clients of Greg's well-known shop in Harrisonburg, Mid-Atlantic Motorwerkes. We will gather at the Mountainside Grille on Route 250 near Crozet (map) from 9 to 9:30 AM. After our driver's meeting at 9:45 AM, we head out to the the High View Farm Event center, home of Blue Toad Hard Cider, and conclude our tour on arrival. Back roads and the Blue Ridge Parkway promise an entertaining and colorful drive.

On arrival our parking arrangements will be guided by attendants, followed by socializing, two taps flowing with award-winning beverages provided by Blue Toad Hard Cider and Pale Fire Brewing Co. (Greg's other co-owned craft beer brand in downtown Harrisonburg), and distribution of door-prize tickets for some terrific momentos of the day. This will be followed by a plated BBQ lunch. After lunch, Greg will lead a walk over to his cider operation and a behind-the-scenes tour led by his partner, Todd Rath, for an interesting presentation about the growth of the Blue Toad brand.

At the conclusion of the optional tour, folks are certainly free to continue socializing in the Tap room, or depart for home.

The cost of the event is $10 per person, $5 of which will be donated to the Club's charitable fund. In the event of weather cancelation, notice will be posted here 24-48 hours in advance of the event. If necessary (and weather permitting) the rain date is Saturday, October 29.

PLEASE NOTE: Entry driveway is approximately 0.2 miles of well-tended gravel.

On-line registration via MotorsportReg will open soon. The firm registration deadline will be October 7, as Greg requires an accurate head count by the next day.